On July 9, 2011, Sudan became two separate nations-Sudan and South Sudan. While decades of civil war have ended, unresolved conflicts persist in Sudan's border areas. Due to a loss of oil revenue, Sudan is also embroiled in an economic crisis.
Meanwhile in Darfur, the conflict continues and the region remains the site of one of the world's largest humanitarian operations. One positive development is that, in areas where there is stability, the number of refugees and internally displaced people returning to their homes is on the rise. These families require support in order to rebuild their lives.
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|Population:||25,946,220 (July 2012 est.)|
|Size:||718,723 sq mi; slightly less than one-fifth the size of the United States|
|People Served:||2,126,668 (2012 est.)|
Catholic Relief Services began working in Sudan in 1978 to help resettle internally displaced Sudanese in Khartoum. In 1982, CRS closed our Khartoum office and moved operations to what is now South Sudan. In 2004, CRS reopened our Sudan country program to respond to the urgent humanitarian crisis in Darfur and to once again assist vulnerable people in the Khartoum area.
CRS currently serves more than 600,000 people in Khartoum and Darfur, working from offices in both locations.
PartnersWorld Food Program
Sudanese Community Development Association
Trust Rehabilitation and Development Organization (TDO)